ICH conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In fall 2016 has been held the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). Marcel Oelbrandt, Secretary General and Emma Chen Hoefler, Vice President, were present as observer for IOV which as NGO, is an official partner of Unesco.

Happy New Year from the members of the Executive Committee

Merry Christmas to all!

This is a typical scene in the Philippines during Christmas. Families bring their children to church to pray for peace. May peace reign in the world. May IOV be an instrument of peace, love, respect and tolerance of cultures throughout the...

The New Executive Committee of IOV

During the General Assembly in Bergamo (Italy), ed delegations from 37 countries elected the new Executive Committee of IOV. On the picture from left to right: Fabrizio Cattaneo (Secretary), Marcel Oelbrandt (Secretary-General), Hans Holz (Vice-President), new IOV President Ali Khalifa, next to Honorary President Carmen Padilla, Emma Chen Höfler (Vice-President) and Henk Huijser (Treasurer). Click photo to...

2016 IOV WORLD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIAL INVITATION

Check out the agenda for the 2016 IOV WORLD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

THE PRESIDENT OF IOV WORLD HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH THE HONORABLE SIGN OF EAFF

Carmen D. Padilla, the president of the International Organization of Folk Art – IOV World has been awarded with Diploma and the Honorable sign of the European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF. The highest award was bestowed personally by the president of the Association – Kaloyan Nikolov.

A Tribute to Professor Mieczyslaw Marczuk

The Chair, drugs Vice-chairs and Executive Board of IOV Poland announces, seek with profound grief, that on 22nd July 2016 professor Mieczyslaw Marczuk passed away. He was the principal founder of the Polish Section of IOV and its Chair for 22 years (1985-2007). Since 2015 he was the Honorary Chair. Mieczyslaw Marczuk was Professor Emeritus of The School of Pedagogy and Psychology Maria Curie-Sklodowska University...

Announcement of Prof Marczuk’s passing away

IOV President Carmen D. Padilla and Secretary General Fabrizio Cattaneo together with the Executive Board and members regret to announce the passing away of Professor Mieczyslaw Marczuk, remedy a highly respected and outstanding official and member of IOV. prof-marczukunnamed1unnamed2 During a conference in Lublin organized by IOV Poland, IOV President Carmen D. Padilla, in the presence of former Chair of the IOV...

Mario ATZORI: Materiali De Seta da diffondere

International Festival of Documentary Ethnographic dedicated to the famous Italian filmmaker: Vittorio De Seta. Enclosed is the Regulation, the tender and the application form for participation . The selected short or long films will be screened on 24 and 25; The winners will be announced on the 26th.

2016 IOV WORLD GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2016 IOV General Assembly will meet in Bergamo, Italy. Participants should arrive in Bergamo on Nov 10 and depart on Nov 13, 2016.

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